Spanish Culture and News

In the News… Water Shortages and Basque Bombing

The Guardian has this interesting piece on the drastic water situation in Barcelona:

The tanker Sichem Defender arrived at the port of Barcelona yesterday carrying something far more precious than its usual cargo of chemicals. Nearly 23m litres of drinking water – enough for 180,000 people for a day – was the first delivery in an unprecedented emergency plan to help this parched corner of Spain ahead of the holiday season.

Used to carry chemicals, now water? Nice… With two weeks of rain behind us (hopefully), it seems hard to believe there is still a shortage. No doubt a year’s worth of downpours is what is really needed though…

For those that were not already aware, yesterday also bought new sad news from the North:

One policeman was killed and three others were wounded when a powerful bomb exploded outside a police station in northern Spain, officials said today. […] Police immediately blamed the attack on the militant Basque separatist group Eta.